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Forest-to-bog trial sites re-visited

We re-sampled all our SPR peatland restoration trial sites this month to assess the response in terms of water table and vegetation.  Both the trial looking at wave damming methods and the trials on forest-to-bog show really positive responses following several years of growth.  Really exciting to see a long program of complex field science delivering such robust and clear results.
December 15, 2019
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IUCN Commission of Enquiry

We’ve been co-authoring a chapter in an upcoming publication for the IUCN with our client partner ScottishPower Renewables (SPR).  The topic of the chapter is Forest-to-Bog peatland restoration, a subject which we have been researching in depth since 2004 on behalf of our client in Lanarkshire.  The trials work has been undertaken at Black Law and Whitelee windfarms, and in recent years has shown that massive improvements in peatland condition…
November 24, 2019
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National contract for woodland deer surveys

We were delighted to learn that we have won a major tender for Forestry and Land Scotland, to undertake all their woodland deer density surveys (using dung counts) and woodland deer impact assessments across Scotland for the next 4 years.  We expect survey work to begin soon and to be complete (first year) by July 2020.
November 8, 2019
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Monadhliath Peat Action progressing well

The Monadhliath Peatland Action project is now well underway with over 20 excavators on site just now.  We’re making good progress after a slower than ideal start, arising from the grant money turning up slightly later than we’d hoped.  However, SNH has been great in the circumstances and helped us wherever they can to get us active on site.  We’ve also been reviewing the results of the work from the…
October 16, 2019